Frequently asked questions
Planning a Muay Thai training trip of lifetime and have a few questions? Then let us help you answer all things Muay Thai and Thailand for you.
We have communal Muay Thai gloves, shin guards, and hand wraps for you to borrow during the training session, free of charge. You only need to bring yourself and some comfortable training clothes. Please note that we do controlled sparring and technique drills most sessions so if it is your preference to wear a mouthguard than you will need to bring one.
Our group Muaythai lessons are 2 hours long. We train Monday to Saturday, 8.00am to 10.00am and 4.00pm to 6.00pm.
No. You do not need any pior experience to train with us. We welcome all levels and we will tailor the training to suit your skill set. All we ask is for you to bring a willingness to learn and a happy attitude.
Yes we certainly do. They just cannot be during our group classes. This means they can be either 7am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm or 6pm. Private lessons are for 1 hour only.
We are located in a village called Chaloklum on Koh Phangan Island. We are a 15 minute drive down a flat and straight road from the main town, Thong Sala.
The closest airport is on Koh Samui Island. From Koh Samui Airport you will need to get a taxi or minivan to either Bangrak Pier, or Maenam Pier, which is about a 5-10 minute drive from the airport. Then it is a 20-30 minute ferry ride to Koh Phangan Island, arriving at Thong Sala Pier. You can contact us for the current Lomprayah, Seatran, or Raja ferry timetable.
Alternatively, you can fly to Surat Thani Airport. Then it is a 1.5 hour bus ride from the airport to Donsak Pier. From there, it is a 2.5 hour ferry to Koh Phangan Island. This is generally the longer and cheaper way to the island. You can contact us for the latest Lomprayah, Raja and Seatran ferry timetables.
Yes you do, and your passport will determine what type of visa you are eligible to enter Thailand with, and whether you have to apply beforehand or not. As there are various visa options available, the best way to find out what suits you is to contact your local Thai Embassy that you will be applying with. Most Thai Embassy’s will list on their website the process and requirements for each visa.
For example, if you have an Australian passport you are eligible for a “visa exemption”. This means that you do not need to apply for a visa before entering Thailand. You will instead be given a 30 day visa that is stamped into your passport upon arrival to Thailand. This can then be extended by 30 days at a local immigration office within Thailand for 1,900 baht. We can give you advice on how to do this.
Alternatively, you can apply for a 60 day tourist visa at a Thai Embassy in your country of origin before entering Thailand. You will also be able to extend this visa by 30 days at a local immigration office within Thailand.
If you are wanting more information about visas, we recommend a very helpful Face Book group called “Thai Visa Advice”. Feel free to message us on Face Book for the link.
We do not have an onsite restaurant as of yet but watch this space, we do plan to in the near future.
There are many different options for eating close to the gym. In Chalokum village, you can find a variety of Thai and Western restaurants. The prices can vary from anywhere between 40, 60, to 100 baht per meal, depending on which Thai restaurant. We highly recommend J’Sai Pad Thai during the day for a delicious Pad Kraprow Muu Kai Dao. As well as, Nong M Seafood at night for a tasty Thai meal and beautiful view of Chaloklum Bay. Just to name a few.
There is also a variety of western restaurants and cafes in Chaloklum. Be it authentic Italian food, vegan health food, delicious burgers, freshly baked bread, specialty coffee and brunch, fine dining, or sushi, you are sure to find what you are craving in Chaloklum!
We have two onsite self service washing machines that are coin operated. The cost is 50 baht per load. The other option is to have a service based laundromat do your laundry for you. There is one located in Chaloklum village, and the price will depend on how large your load is. Though a little bit pricier than doing it yourself, your clothes will come back dry and smelling very fresh & fragrant.
Of Course! We will only say yes though, if we can see that you have the necessary skills and dedication in training to fight. We will also make sure that you are properly prepared. Fight training with us requires that you do a longer run in the morning, and attend the morning session. Then a shorter run in the afternoon and attend the afternoon session. 6 days a week for the duration of your fight camp. Our fight camp will include mandatory clinching. We will make you more than ready to enter the ring!
There is ample oppurtunity to fight, with regular fight shows held on the island, and all over Thailand.
Keeping our gym clean for our students is a high priority. to ensure this, we clean our gym mats after every group session with Dettol Antibacterial Disinfectant liquid. We also wipe down our equipment and heavy bags with Dettol Antibacterial Spray.
When training in Thailand you have to be mindful of it being a hot and humid climate, meaning bacteria thrives and easily spreads here. The most common way for infections like Staph and Ring Worm to spread is by skin to skin contact. To avoid these and minimise risk it is best to practice good personal hygiene. You can do this by using an antibacterial body wash in the shower. Showering before and also straight after training (you are welcome to use our showers). Always wear fresh and clean gym clothes.
To minimise any risk during training you can use hand soap provided by us during, and after training, as well as, rinsing yourself off with water before clinching.
Lastly, if you suspect to have a skin condition please consult us, and a doctor and avoid training until you are non infectious. Following these simple steps will significantly lower the risk of contracting any of these unwanted illnesses during your stay and keep your training partners safe. .
Another thing to note is to have adequate health insurance when training in Thailand.